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Where to go in January with a 23 month old and a 4 month old?

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JungleGiraffe · 10/04/2020 10:53

We're thinking about booking a holiday just before DS turns 2 (when we'd have to pay for his flight), but we're not sure where. We originally chose Bali but then realised January is monsoon season.

We're looking for somewhere long haul. Good weather. Cheap ideally. Interesting culture.

We'd like to stay at an easy English-speaking resort, with childcare, a variety of vegetarian food and some entertainment. Plus some easy day trips that will provide car seats for the kids as we won't be bringing them.

Inspire me! Thanks!

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Nosuchluck · 01/05/2020 16:43

Flying long haul with a 23 month old on your lap could be hard going.

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wtftodo · 05/05/2020 20:26

Mexico is great then, but somewhere with a shorter flight might be easier eg Caribbean

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Ullupullu · 05/05/2020 20:27

Do you think everything will be back to normal in January 2021? This virus isn't going to magically disappear.

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Pidgythe2nd · 05/05/2020 20:27

Don’t do it. Won’t be a holiday imo.

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LolaLollypop · 05/05/2020 20:28

Judging by how things are going you might only be able to get as far as Cornwall OP!
But we went to Thailand last winter with our 18 month old and loved it. We stayed in Kao Lak. About 1hr drive north of Phuket airport and avoids all the madness of Phuket.

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Chillipeanuts · 05/05/2020 20:29

Wouldn’t book anything now.

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SpiderPlantSally · 05/05/2020 20:34

What do I know? - but I think it's fairly unlikely you'll be travelling long haul by January to be honest. Maybe somewhere in Europe if you're lucky.

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Greenlorry · 07/05/2020 18:40

Hi have you travelled long haul before with DC? I did it and it’s hard work he was 18months I wouldn’t want to do it with 2 DC. I would probably choose Spain due to the Short flight. It can be hectic travelling with kids. I did a week in Majorca and I had a great time it was my first time doing it alone and I was nervous.

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zafferana · 29/05/2020 18:45

With two DC under two on your lap I'd stick to somewhere that isn't long-haul. I know it's tempting when they're essentially flying for free, but that's such a long time to have a tired, hot, squirmy, mobile toddler on your lap, plus a baby on the lap of the other person. I flew long haul when I had one DC - but it was exhausting and tbh I only did it because we lived OS at the time and it was the only way to get back and see family. In January, if it's possible/safe to travel at that point, I'd head to the Canaries. It's a 4-5 hour flight and that's quite far enough, but it should be sunny.

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OnlyFoolsnMothers · 29/05/2020 18:52

Caribbean? Jamaica?

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